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- Winter, 2013-4
Volume 58 Number 2
Walsh University's Uruguay initiative; 25th anniversary of death of Br. Normand
Berger; 3 FIC's from Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River, MA now at Notre
Dame Institute in Alfred, ME; Prison ministry in Maine by Brothers Ted Letendre
and Henry Monday; New FIC international Logo; Snapshots of Maine: St. Therese
parish Christmas festival in Sanford; Brother's apple store at Notre Dame in
Alfred; Brothers Henri Bernier and Marcel Crete visit Alfred from their Biddeford
- Fall, 2013
Volume 58 Number 1
Year of the Brother celebration begins. Province Child Protection re-accreditation.
2013 Summer Highlights:
Ugandan Br. Pius Ochwo receives PhD from Kent State University;
Br. Henri Bernier celebrates 98th birthday at NDI in Alfred, Maine;
Br. Edmond Drouin celebrates 75th anniversary of religious life in Lewiston, Maine;
"Simple Gifts" music festival at NDI in Alfred, Maine;
Maine Governor Paul LePage visits campus at NDI in Alfred, Maine;
2013 Apple festival September 14-15 at NDI in Alfred, Maine;
FIC's participate in national fund appeals.
- Summer, 2013
Volume 57 Number 4
Brothers of Christian Instruction welcome Pope Francis! Visit of Walsh
University graduate volunteers to NDI in Alfred, Maine. Fr. Pat Martin jubilee
celebrations. April NDI workship on aging in Alfred, Maine. May FIC annual
retreat in Alfred, Maine. Barb Turkeltaub receives FIC service award in Alfred,
Maine. Br. Donald Lapointe's Marian Icons travel to Ohio. Friends from Uganda
visit Notre Dame Campus in Alfred, Maine.
- Spring, 2013
Volume 57 Number 3
Jubilarian Br. Edmond Drouin celebrates 75 years. The blizzard of 2013 in
Alfred, Maine. Alfred Shaker Museum – a work of love in progress. FASM member
Br. Albert Heinrich occasionally volunteers as a docent for the Alfred Shaker
Museum. Brothers’ HAITIAN Province Receives the “Prix Humanitaire.”
Congregation celebrates 175 years of missionary undertakings.
Bro. Charles St. James continues to inspire at Walsh University in North
Canton, OH. The Knights of Columbus at St. Peter’s Church in Plattsburgh, NY
donate money for the support of reconstruction in Haiti.
- Winter, 2012-3
Volume 57 Number 2
Brothers in the United States gathered for Province Chapter Nov. 7-9, 2012
at Notre Dame Spiritual Center in Alfred, ME with Superior General Br. Yannick
Houssay from France, Assistant General Br. Gerard Byaruhanga from Uganda, Br.
Robert Smyth (assistant provincial from Canada), and General Chapter lay
delegate Mr. Richard Jusseaume (president of Walsh University). World mission
day -- new FIC initiatives in South Sudan. 15 students and faculty of Walsh
University in Canton, OH form new missionary group named after Br. Francis Blouin.
2012 golden jubilarians, Brs. Albert Heinrich and Charles Thomas take 8-day trip
in September, 2012 to 4 western states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana
to visit some of the missions where our brothers taught from 1903-1910. Brief
history of FIC's in the 7 western Indian missions. 46-yr-old Uganda Brother
Rogers Kazibwe is secretary of Provincial Br. Jerome Lessard in Alfred, ME.
36-year-old Kenya Brother Eric Gitunda (Gikunda or Mwithiga) and 36-year-old
Brother Essau Mlengule begin graduate studies in Canton, OH. Former Superior
General Brother 90-year-old Albert Tremblay is now in the Brothers Infirmary at
- Fall, 2012
Volume 57 Number 1
Plattsburgh, NY couple Richard and Shirley Giguere recognized by Brothers
for their fund raising efforts for the Haitian Relief Effort. Superior General
Br. Yannick Houssay is expected to visit Alfred in early November. For the
second year, Walsh University named "Great College to Work For" by the
Chronicle of Higher Education. Photos of summer highlights: Fr. Richard
Sudlik, OMI summer retreat master -- Br. Henry Monday returns to Uganda --
6 Ugandan Brothers gather in Alfred for the retreat -- ten 2012 FIC jubilarians
-- members of the new provincial council: Walter Zwierchowski, Guy Roddy,
Jerome Lessard, Daniel Caron, and Ray Fortin. Prevost Alumni reunion on
July 28 in Fall River, MA. Walsh University's Legacy IV group has Alfred, ME
experience from July 17 to July 20, 2012.
- Summer, 2012
Volume 56 Number 4
Brothers bid farewell to Fall River, MA. -- Br. Herve Zamor, provincial of
Haiti visits USA. -- 60th and 70th jubilarians to be celebrated this summer:
60th: Br. Donald Lapointe, Br. Marcel Crete.
70th: Br. Ernest Paquet, Br. James Lacasse.
Ugandan Martyrs Feastday Celebrated June 3, 2012 in Waltham, MA. --
Main celebrant = former student of the Brothers Bishop Egidio Nkaijanabwo
of the Kasese Diocese. Welcome:
Ugandan Br. Rogers Kazibwe to the Alfred, ME USA community.
Br. Gerard Mwebe, provincial superior of the Ugandan FIC province,
will be spending early July visiting the Brothers of the American province
- Spring, 2012
Volume 56 Number 3
Spring, 2012: Report of the 26th General Chapter of 2012 at Ploermel, France.
It was attended by Brother Jerome Lessard and Mr. Richard Jusseaume, president
of Walsh University. 2012 50th Golden Jubilarians: Brother Albert Heinrich and
Brother Charles Thomas. Additional anniversaries to be celebrated
in Alfred on July 22, 2012:
60th: Brother Marcel Crete and Brother Donald Lapointe;
70th: Brother James Lacasse and Brother Ernest Paquet.
Ugandan Brother Henry Monday assists at Notre Dame Spiritual Center.
Sr. Jane Durgin retires from serving 6 years as infirmarian
for the Brothers in Alfred. Brother Francis Blouin honored at Kisubi, Uganda
- Winter, 2011-2
Volume 56 Number 2
Winter, 2011-2012: Walsh University, (Ohio) president, Mr. Richard Jusseaume,
and Mr. Roland Moses of Fall River (Massachusetts)are honored with the Brothers'
Service Award. Successful operation for and sad death of Ugandan Mr. Stephen Kyema.
FIC reconstruction efforts and visit to Haiti 2 years after the devastating
earthquakem by American Brothers Jerome Lessard and Marcel Sylvestre in
October, 2011. Death of and obituary for English Brother Joseph Power at 86 in Ohio
and his burial at the Notre Dame Brothers'cemetery in Alfred, Maine.
- Fall, 2011
Volume 56 Number 1
Fall, 2011: Historic meeting in Alfred, ME of USA and Canadian Provincial
Councils. Province hosts Missionary Cross. Visit of Assistant Br. Gerard
Byaruhanga to USA. Visit to Alfred of sabbatical graduate student from Uganda
Br. Vincent Barigye. Death and obituary of Br. Rene Demers at age 80 on
September 1, 2011 in Plattsburgh, NY. Ron Recore receives LaMennais Service
award in Plattsburgh, NY. Mennaisian Family Pilgrimage at Notre Dame in Alfred,
ME on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Canadian Brother Marcel Lafrance presides province
retreat with theme of Mennaisian Spirituality. Province picnic in July, 2011
- Summer, 2011
Volume 55 Number 4
Summer, 2011: Sister Regina Drody receives the 2011 FIC Brothers' Service
Award at Notre Dame Institute in Alfred, Maine. RSVP needed for 150th
festivities on July 9, 2011. Br. Daniel Caron Golden Jubilarian 50th;
Br. Henri Bernier 80th; and Br. Roger Millette
70th. Celebrations slated for July 10, 2011 in Alfred, ME.
Br. Francis Blouin takes on a new ministry in
Uganda; Obituary for Br. Raymond Berube 1934-2011 who died June 8, 2011. Death of
Mr. Zygmund Zwierchowski, father of Br. Walter on June 17, 2011.
- Spring, 2011
Volume 55 Number 3
Spring, 2011: Major Superiors gather in March, 2011 at Castlegandolfo,
Italy to begin preparation for the General Chapter of March, 2012. Ugandan
Brothers join Walsh University Community in North Canton, Ohio. Advisory
Committee established to study the future of Brothers' property in Alfred,
Maine. News briefs: Catherine Gardens (former Mount Assumption Institute
School) officially launched Dec. 10, 2010; Brothers' schools in Japan not
affected by earthquake and tsunami of March 11,2011; death of Canadian
Br. Ovide Fortier (former head of the Notre Dame Spiritual Center in Alfred,
Maine) on Feb.1, 2011; death of 6-year-old Zachary Tierman in East Rochester, NH
(grand nephew of Br. James Lacasse on April 9, 2011. Announcement of Mennaisian
Pilgrimage to Notre Dame Institute in Alfred, Maine for Saturday, July 9, 2011.
Mennaisian display at NDI in Alfred, Maine.
- Winter, 2010
Volume 55 Number 2
Winter, 2010: Closing of St. Ignatius Parish Church in Sanford, Maine by
Bishop Malone on October 30, 2010. Celebration of 50th year of opening day of
Walsh College in North Canton, Ohio on November 17, 2010.
Death of Br. Albin Vigeant on Dec. 8, 2010 in Maine. Solemn opening of Mennaisian
Year celebrating the 150th anniversary of death of FIC co-founder Fr. Jean Marie
de Lamennais starting November 26, 2010. Gathering of former Brothers
in Fall River, MA on Nov. 6, 2010. Recognition of Don Gean CEO of York County
Shelters at US District FIC Motherhouse campus in Alfred, Maine
on November 3, 2010.
- Fall, 2010
Volume 55 Number 1
Fall, 2010: LaMennais Year celebrations to begin on November 27, 2010.
July, 2010 a 6-day FIC retreat at Notre Dame Spiritual Center preached by retreat master
Fr. John Zagarella, O. Praem. Retreat and yearly theme: "Let us sow abundantly
and generously." News in brief: Br. Francis Blouin and Br. Albert Heinrich
highlighted. Brothers in Health Care facilities: Brothers Edmond Drouin,
Raymond Berube, Albin Vigeant, and Joseph Power. Walsh University Legacy Group
makes another summer visit to NDI campus in Alfred, ME. Two alumni
of the former Mount Assumption Institute in Plattsburgh
[Mark Bennett ('70) and Jack Cogan ('54)] are ordained deacons for
Diocese of Ogdensburgh, NY.
- Summer, 2010
Volume 54 Number 2
Summer, 2010: African Assistant Br. Gerard Byaruhanga completes 2nd visit to USA
Province. Summer Province Jubilarians: Br. Albin Vigeant (80), Br. Joseph Power (70),
Br. Robert Michaud (65), Br. Raymond Fortin (60), and Br. Rene Demers (60).
Kisubi Brothers University in Uganda. Summer highlights: 6-day Brothers' retreat,
Legacy group from Walsh University to visit, Jubilee celebrations in Alfred.
Summer USA mission appeals of Brothers Francis Blouin and Marcel Sylvestre.
- Spring, 2010
Volume 54 Number 1
Spring, 2010: MAI in Plattsburgh, NY transformation plans. Rest of
issue is about the Earthquake in Haiti, the Brothers who were killed, the
Brothers' schools which were damaged, and the Haitian aid fund that was
- Winter, 2009
Volume 53 Number 4
Winter, November 2009: Vinton Hall dedication on Alfred NDI campus.
Rome session for New Provincials. RIP Br. Normand Simoneau (1919-2009).
Walsh University 50th anniversary Homecoming Gala.
- Autumn, 2009
Volume 53 Number 3
Autumn, 2009: Newly elected Provincial Council members. Kickoff for
celebrating the 50 academic year for Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.
Obituary for Br. Edward Harrison (1918-2009). Alfred, Maine community summer
days. School year 2009-2010 launched in USA district.
Volume 53 Number 2
Summer, 2009: Brother Jerome Lessard appointed new Provincial Superior.
Interview with outgoing Provincal, Br. Daniel Caron. Summer African mission
appeals by Brothers Marcel Sylvestre, Francis Blouin and John Kamala.
Br. James Lacasse at April meeting in Uganda. The district summer retreat
master will be Father James Sullivan, OP. Spring cleaning and repair projects
at Notre Dame campus in Alfred, ME. Recent deaths of Deacon Lionel St. Laurent 83
(Former Brother Laurent Vincent), and of Sandra Corliss, part-time cook at
Notre Dame in Alfred.
- Spring, 2009
Volume 53 Number 1
Spring, 2009: Superior General Yannick Houssay visits USA District. November,
2008: 48th Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio Founders Week. December,
2008: graduation at Walsh University , honors Canadian
Brother Roger Gonneville director and co-founder of Terre Sans Frontieres.
Spring, 2009: USA Provincial Br. Daniel Caron and Treasurer Br. James Lacasse
attend General Conference in Kisubi, Uganda. December, 2008: 3-day power outage at
Notre Dame Institute in Alfred, Maine. Br. Raymond Berube and caretakers in Maine
nursing home. Ties between Canadian FIC's and the USA Brothers in Plattsburgh,
New York. Recent deaths: Mr. Jacques Lacasse, age 79,
brother of Brother James Lacasse in Tilton, NH; Brother Arthur Greenwood, FIC
in LaPrairie, Canada; Dr. George Duncan in Canton, Ohio. Recent donors.
- Winter, 2008-9
Volume 52 Number 5
Winter, 2008-9: Solar power facilities installed in Vinton Hall at Alfred, ME
Shelter. Obituary of Br. Roland Vigeant who died Sept. 11, 2008 in Ohio.
Sister Judy Zielinski and camera crew interview FIC's in Alfred for upcoming
Walsh University's 50th Anniversary video. Thanksgiving donations for York
County Shelter in Alfred, ME. September Homecoming at Walsh University in Ohio.
Fall River, MA FIC's attend religious life symposium at Stonehill College in MA.
Former MAI soccer field purchased by parish in Plattsburgh, NY.
- Autumn, 2008
Volume 52 Number 4
Summer, 2008 celebration of Province Days and Jubiliarians in July at
Alfred, Maine. Walsh University leadership group meeting at Alfred, Maine in
mid-July. Brother Marcel Sylvester's Mission Project Service Global Outreach.
Results of Brother Roland Vigeant's illness at Walsh University in Ohio. Death of
the mother of Br. Walter Zwierchowski. In Plattsburgh, NY, Senior
Citizens Council receives state funding for help in demolition of
former MAI site.
- Summer, 2008
Volume 52 Number 3
Summer, 2008 celebration and profiles of Golden Jubilarians:
Brothers Jerome Lessard, Theodore Letendre, and Guy Roddy. Construction projects
at Notre Dame Institute, Alfred, ME : new portico for FIC chapel building;
new roof for FIC cafeteria; and ground-breaking for new Vinton Residence Hall for
York County Shelter. Around the Province: Br. Jerome Lessard to go to
Ploermel, France workshop in August; update on Br. Normand Simoneau’s condition;
Walsh University President, Mr. Richard Jusseaume, attended Pope Benedict XVI's
audience and talk in April; mid-July workshop in Alfred of Walsh University
Leadership Team; and in July and August, Br. Marcel Crete was translator for
FIC workshop in Castelgandolfo, Italy.
- Spring, 2008 Volume 52 Number 2
Catherine Gardens Project at former MAI in Plattsburgh, NY; Obituaries
for Brother Edgar St. Pierre (1926-2007) and Brother Philip Drouin (1920-2008);
Biographies for 2008 jublilarians Edward Harrison(75th), Edmond Drouin (70th),
and Walter Zwierchowski (25th); winter hospitalization for Brothers
Robert Michaud, Donald Lapointe, Mark Couture, and Albert Heinrich; retirement
home reports on Brothers Edmond Drouin in Maine and Normand Simoneau in
Fall River, MA.
- Winter, 2007-8 Volume 52 Number 1
Kisubi Brothers University in Uganda Holds First Graduation;
Brother Roger Monfette (1933-2007) obituary; Oct. 6 Shaker Museum on
Alfred Campus; Autumn activities in Alfred, ME -- apple picking and store;
Fall River, MA -- 3 FIC's new school year at Connelly High School;
Canadian Brothers visit Plattsburgh, NY; new Walsh University community
member and school year at North Canton, OH; Around the Province: Brother
Daniel Caron (Provincial) meeting in France; ailing Brothers in Maine; and
Brother Marcel Sylvestre's mission project in North Canton, OH.
- Autumn, 2007 Volume 51 Number 5
Provincial Chapter 2007 Results; Br. Robert Francoeur obituary; Walsh
University Legacy group visits Notre Dame Motherhouse in Alfred, ME;
African Brothers stopover in Alfred; new school year launched at Bishop
Connolly High School in Fall River, MA; news from North Canton, OH about
Br. Roland Vigeant, Br. Ernest Paquete, Br. Jerome Lessard, Br. Joseph Power,
Br. John Baptist Wamaani and Fr. Aloyce of Uganda; news about the 3 FIC's
in Plattsburgh, NY: Rene Demers, Raymond Fortin, and Charles Thomas.
- Summer, 2007 Volume 51 Number 4
Coming 2007 provincial chapter; provincial chapter members; Walsh Legacy
Program to visit Alfred, Maine; Kisubi, Uganda Brothers' University to hold first
graduation in October; York County, Maine, Shelters' Food Pantry; visit of
Assistant General Br. Gerard Byaruhanga; Fr. Joseph Sselelegga from Uganda;
Brothers Guy Roddy and Marcel Crete go to Castelgandolfo, Italy for FIC
- Spring, 2007 Volume 51 Number 3
Brother connection to Walsh University international program; Walsh University
Brothers in limelite: Br. Joseph Power lectures on British authors J.R.R. Tolkien
and C.S. Lewis, Br. James Lacasse honored at dedication of new Walsh University
Health and Wellness complex, Br. Jerome Lessard helps victims of Hurricane
Katrina in New Orleans; obituary for Br. Charles St. James (1932-2006); around
the Province: Br. Normand Simoneau enters nursing home in Fall River, four
Alfred brothers in Florida in February; Plattsburgh brothers visit Canadian
confreres, four octogenerain brothers at Walsh University.
- Winter, 2006-2007 Volume 51 Number 2
New Residence Alfred Campus; Obituary for Br. Emilian Dauphinais (1904-2006);
Alfred, Maine stories:Shaker Museum First Open House; Apple Picking Season;
Br. Eugene Robert's Garden dedication; Notre Dame Cobras Semi-Pro Football
- Fall, 2006 Volume 51 Number 1
Walsh University Chapel Dedication; Obituary for Br. Lionel Morneau (1920-2006);
FIC Week during summer; Dedication Wrendy's Garden at Alfred Shaker Barn;
Walsh Founder's Medalist: Br. Arthur Greenwood.
- June, 2006 Volume 50 Number 5
General Chapter, Br. Daniel Caron Reappointed Provincial; 2006 Jubililarians
Brs. Henri Bernier, Lionel Morneau, Francis Blouin; Walsh Chorale visits Alfred
and New England; around the Province: Retirement of Br. Raymond Fortin and
Br. Rene Demers.
- April, 2006 Volume 50 Number 4
General Chapter in Rome; New Superior General elected: Br. Yannick Houssay;
Obituary for Br. Patrick Menard (1913-2006); Feb. 15, 2006 Homeless Marathon and
Maine's Governor John Baldacci visits Notre Dame in Alfred, Maine;
Around the Province: Br. Robert Francoeur Conference Center at Walsh University
in North Canton, Ohio blessed; Br. Lionel Morneau and Br. Edgar St. Pierre in
St. André's Nursing Home in Maine; Visitors to Plattsburgh,
- December, 1960
Volume 4 Number 2
December, 1960: Brothers of Christian Instruction celebrate the centenary
of death of one of their co-founders: Father Jean-Marie de LaMennais (December 26, 1860);
Walsh College in North Canton, Ohio is dedicated by Most Reverend Emmet M.
Walsh, Bishop of Youngstown, Ohio; Prevost High School in Fall River, Massachusetts
just before Christmas; Detroit Cathedral High School in Detroit, Michigan
reports on the Founder's centenary activities; and thanks for Clarion donors.
- October, 1957
Volume 1 Number 1
October, 1957 :The very first Clarion!
Opening message from Provincial Br. Patrick Joseph (Menard) FIC.;
Silver Jubilees (25 years) of Brothers Dacian(Dacien)Barrette and Romaric Quirion;
Brothers Benjamin Felix (Normand Simoneau) and Louis Alcide Cote leave for 5 months
of Second Novitiate on the Isle of Jersey off the coast of England in the
English Channel; Brother Albert Joseph Tetreault appointed principal of St. Louis
High School in Biddeford, Maine; Brothers Michael Richard and Marcel Fernand make
first profession in Alfred, Maine; Brothers Patrick Denis (Wilfred Couture) and
Roger Conrad make their perpetual final vows; happenings and graduation at
La Mennais College in Alfred, Maine; Brothers at graduate school; Brothers Paul
Richard (Roger Landry) of Fall River, MA and Jerome Mary (Jerome Lendway) of
Pittsford, VT begin novitiate year; Brothers visit from Haiti; short news of
other Brothers; asking for money investments from Clarion readers to help pay
for training of new Brother candidates.
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